What is bigger than a terabyte?

Posted: 22nd March 2012 by Aaron Hagen in Uncategorized
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Sitting around the newsroom, we had that very questions.

Well, the question started as to what TB stood for — when it came to computer terms, at least.

That, I knew. It’s a terabyte. I have two external hard drives hooked up to my computer, both are one terabyte each. And one is nearly full.

But what comes next? We didn’t know. So I looked it up.

Here’s what I found, which was on N2 Network Solutions website:

  • 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
  • 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
  • 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
  • 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
  • 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
  • 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte – In 2000, 3 exabytes of information was created
  • 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
  • 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Zottabyte
  • 1000 Zottabyte = 1 Brontobyte – that is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes

Who knew there was so many different ways to measure data?

I sure didn’t.

  1. Bob Le Beau says:

    1000 Brontobytes = 1 Beaubyte (Beau means beautiful in french)

    1000 Beaubytes = 1 Unibyte (Universe)

    1000 Unibytes = 1 Superbyte

    1000 Superbytes = 1 Galaticbyte

    1000 Galaticbytes = 1 Jewelbyte